October 19, 2006


Volkswagen named “Best of the Best” for working conditions

Auburn Hills, Michigan – Volkswagen of America has been named “Best of the Best” by “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” annual survey. The carmaker was selected from more than 1,100 applicants across southeastern Michigan.

“Team members need to feel engaged in their work environment,” says Mike Beamish, executive director of human resources, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Our people are our most valued asset. When given the tools to make the necessary decisions and solve challenges, they are more creative, productive and generally have a greater sense of empowerment and ownership of their careers.”

The award is selected using survey data based on communication; diversity and multiculturalism; work-life balance; recognition and retention; compensation and benefits; recruitment and selection; employee engagement and commitment; community initiatives; and employee education and development.

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